Marley is one of the most recognized names in the dance world. Marley Flooring Ltd., founded in 1948 in the United Kingdom offered a range of floor coverings, including a rolled vinyl floor. Ballet dancers soon discovered they “liked the feel” of the rolled vinyl, and thus began the term “Marley Dance Flooring”.
The company stopped offering the rolled vinyl floor in the late seventies, but the term “Marley” remained in the dance world. Now used as a general term describing any vinyl surface for dance. Many companies carry their own versions of “Marley Dance Flooring”, and continue to provide the dance world with this preferred surface texture.